1. Percentage of CPS reports
    5-10% of reports
  2. Characteristics of psych. maltreatment
    • Includes both psychological neglect and abuse
    • Conveys message that child is worthless, flawed, unloved, endangered
    • Ussually accompanies other forms of maltreatment
  3. Definitional issues
    • Perp. vs. effects on victim
    • Overlap with other forms of maltreatment -emotional
  4. Psychological maltreatment and the law
    • Not clearly defined
    • Only reportable by mental health pro.
    • Requires observable impact/outcome on child (that can be directly connected to neglect/abuse)
    • Training usually focuseson other aspects of maltreatment
    • Difficult to prove -Burden of proof
  5. Theoretical perspectives
    • Maslow's heirarchy of needs
    • Erikson's psychosocial stages
    • Attachment theory
  6. Attachment theory
    • Mary Hanswork-Strange situation Task
    • Series ofsteps (interactions) between mom, infant, and stranger.
    • How kid would react to stranger while mom is there, then while mom leaves , then when mom comes back
  7. Secure vs insecure
    • Child apprehensive to stranger but then warms up. The mom leaves but the infant is still ok, then excited when mom comes back
    • Adaptable
  8. Insecure resistant
    • ones that seem to cling to mom, throw fit when mom leaves
    • Resists mom's attempts to comfort
  9. Insecure Avoidance
    Doesnt care if mom is there or not
  10. Insecure Disorganized
    • Fearful, dont know what is going on.
    • Displays a lot of anxiety and fear
  11. Effects of psychological maltreatment
    • Minnesota mother/child interaction project
    • Psych dysfunction (eating disorders, drugs
    • Intrapersonal functioning
    • Interpersonal functioning (poor attachment, agression)
    • Learning problems
    • Physical health
  12. Minnesota mother/child interaction project
    • Negative effects as severe as those for physically abused kids
    • Children denied emotional responsiveness worst off among all maltreated children
  13. Parent-child relational problem
    a mental disorder marked by clinically significant impairment in the interaction between the parent and child that impacts family functioning or leads to the development of neg. psychological symptoms in the parent or child
Card Set
Psychological maltreatment